The capital of Mexico is Mexico City. Mexico City is one of the largest Spanish speaking cities in the world. Mexico City has been said to be ‘one enormous museum’ as it holds many historical and cultural findings. In 1325 the Aztecs built their city called Tenochtitlan. Later, the Spaniards took over the city and built Mexico City over the pre-existing colony. Today, Mexico City is home to about 20 million people. This city currently has the highest literacy rate in the country and is the 8th richest city in the world. Mexico City is known for Templo Mayor (an Aztec temple) and also known for the nightlife in the city.
Landmark- Monumento a la Independencia The “Monumento a la Independencia” or Angel of Independence is a big statue in downtown Mexico City. This is a major tourist attraction and main focal point for the country. The statue is a gold Greek goddess that stands about 7 meters in height. This monument was built in 1910 which was the beginning of Mexico’s war of independence. The monument symbolizes law, war, justice and peace. Many visitors come to the monument to watch the sunrise as the sun reflects directly off the angel, making a beautiful sight to look at. This monument is also a gathering place for many celebrations including political/ social meetings and celebrations towards the national soccer team. …show more content…
This is one of the main temple of the Aztecs, and is considered the historic center of Mexico City. The temple use to stand about 150 feet tall, but now there isn’t much left of the temple, just the spot where is use to stand. There is also a museum on the site that holds the ancient treasures from the temple. Archeologists are still busy to this day uncovering the remains from the temple. Many tourists wander around the ruins, while others just look at the extraordinary artifacts in the
The mission of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is a non-profit organization/museum founded to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California. The museum itself is near where Los Angeles was founded in 1871 and includes a 2.2 anchor campus that includes two historic and renovated buildings (Vickrey Brunswig Building and Plaza House). All surrounded by beautiful public gardens. La Plaza is also located near the heart of Los Angeles surrounded by other ethnic sites like Little Tokyo. (However after visiting one can 't help to realize the homeless problem in the Los Angeles area, and realizing some are even Chicano.)
In the 16th century, iridescent green feathers, gold, and gemstones were gathered to create a symbolic gesture, a headdress, which would help transform the Aztec ruler into the incarnation of the God Quetzalcoatl. The headdress is believed to once belong to Moctezuma II. He was the Aztec emperor when Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés took siege of Tenochtitlan in 1521, and effectively destroyed the once great empire of Mesoamerica. Moctezuma’s unquestioning spiritual beliefs allowed for this easy invasion, and the once symbol of godliness, fertility, and freedom, became a trophy and one of the countless artifacts sent to Europe. Today, this spiritual piece is once again at the center of a controversy between two countries.
The stone was found in 1790 by accident in the Plaza Mayor of Mexico City, when workmen who were excavating the earth to pave the plaza. It was discovered facedown, so it only seemed as if it was a large blank stone until it was turned over and the intricate details and deity was finally shown. It was decided to be set on the side on the Catedral Metropolitana, where it was abused and misunderstood for nearly a century. It wasn’t until 1885 and almost a hundred years of abuse by the people of Mexico, it was decided to be placed in the Museo Nacional. Although researchers at the time knew the importance of the Aztec stone, “students of Mexican antiquities, the founders of our archaeology, eagerly urged the successive governments to shelter and protect this significant monument of the pre-Hispanic past from the ignominy that it had suffered. According to chroniclers of the period, when it was displayed, the ignorant masses hurled filth and rotten fruit at the calendrical relief. Even the soldiers who at a certain time occupied the centre of Mexico—because of the constant violent tumult and foreign invasions that characteriz...
The Great Divide University of California-Berkley geographer and author Michael Johns argues in his novel, The City of Mexico in the Age of Diaz, that the central Zocalo of Mexico City does more than geographically segregate the East from the West, but Mexico’s national mentality as well. During the years of Diaz’s democratic façade, the upper classes thrived upon plantation exports, feudalist economics and the iron fist of Diaz’s rurales while struggling to maintain European social likeness. East of the Zocalo, shantytowns housed thousands of poor pelados that served as societal blemishes of a suburbanite’s experience. In Johns’s work, the penniless and indigenous serve as the scapegoats for the priviledged and their obsession with grooming Mexico City to be a little Europe. A growing affluent class called upon the Diaz regime and imported architects to construct buildings in the Zocalo to reflect a “proper” image that drew on influences from Europe and the United States.
Relations between the United States and Mexico have become increasingly strained, due in part to American’s contribution to ever-growing cartel violence in Mexico. The United States has been the main contributor to the cartels’ takeover of Mexico, and the current policy approach of limiting the United State’s role has failed. History has exhibited our inability to make peace with Mexico, and without considerable reform to our approach to the “War on Drugs” relations between the countries will not improve.
One vacation spot to consider is Cancun Mexico. Where some options are swimming, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing! Much fun can be had here in Cancun Mexico! According to Escape Here/Cancun Mexico, it states that “Cancun Mexico offers so much more than just wild spring break parties and glitzy hotels!” it also states that “Cancun Mexico is one of the best places for surfing possible to find!” Family vacations would be extra fun if Cancun was chosen as a vacation spot. What makes Cancun even more interesting is that the waters actually help with Rheumatic diseases, and it has over 140 hotels! Cancun was not always called Cancun, it used to be called Ekab Mexico. In Cancun, keep in mind swimming in a cenote is also an option, and so is going on tours. A popular tour
The official name of Mexico is Estates Undoes Mexicans (United Mexican States). Culture can be identified in various forms. In any cases, one of many explanations of culture refers to the shared of knowledge, experience, and beliefs, values acquired by a group of individuals throughout generations. Culture is also the history and events that make up the community itself. It is the way of life for a particular group of people. The most visual characteristics of culture are that it’s vibrant, people continues to adapt and overcome changes that continues to evolve to shape our society over time. Culture remains vibrant because people are more socially interactive with one another, allowing individuals to accept new experiences. Before, Mexico was not always the best place to reside at, it had not always been on the top of vacationed list, and had not always been the most gracious place to visit due to its historical background. Spanish is spoken by ninety-five percent of the population. It’s the official language of Mexico and was introduced through conquest and colonization. The Mexican Spanish gets its roots from the Spanish in Spain. The terms of grammar, syntax, and spelling have no difference, but the pronunciation and sound are different. Some words are from the principal Indian language (Nahunta) are incorporated into the Mexican Spanish, especially in food and household. National culture of Mexico boasts that sixty-two indigenous languages.
...tures are built in the attempt to be noticed for their cultural significance but not as a main religious gathering place, and they both have spacious ambulatories for flow of spectators. Now in contrast of the two monuments, the pair have differences in their imagery, exterior as well as added spacing. The Dome of the Rock has mosaics on its exterior and interior and the mosaics are non representational. The overall shape of the temple is simply a dome on a octagonal base. However, San Vitale has multiple images of figures and animals but excludes it to only its interior. In addition, unlike the Dome of the Rock, its floor plan consists of a narthax, two towers, an apse and two chapels. By studying these monuments, it is possible to understand the importance of religious or cultural imagery as well as limiting materials for construction in these distinctive areas.
Like an enormous living museum, Mexico City provides an extraordinary showplace for the thousands of years of human cultural achievement that Mexico has attained. It ranks as one of the world's great capitals and is a must for anyone craving to understand Mexico's complex past, its fast-paced present, and its ever challenging future. The size and grandeur of the city are staggering. It is not only the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere, but, by some accounts, has also become the largest city in the world. Before we look at present day Mexico City, let us look into it deep and storied past.
San Antonio’s rich cultural heritage, historical significance, and natural beauty make it a great weekend destination for people of all ages. Whether you want to enjoy a romantic weekend with your special someone or have some fun hanging out with the kids, a weekend in San Antonio will not disappoint. I spent a couple of days in this beautiful city with my family once and have wanted to go back ever since. Many of the city’s main attractions are within walking distance of each other. Although I visited San Antonio in the dog days of summer, I would recommend that others plan a trip at a cooler time in the year. Those Texas summer days can get quite humid and uncomfortable. Whenever you decide to take your trip to this memorable destination,
The Museo del Canal Interoceanico was the Panamanian museum chosen by the Fomento Economico Mexicano S.A. (FEMSA), to exhibit the more than seventy incredible Mexican artworks. These pieces of arts were displayed in seven different theme zones: “From the European experience to the Mexican School of Art”, “Landscapes”, “The Vangaurds”, “Fantastic Art and Surrealism”, “The Arrival of the European Surrealism”, “The New Tendencies for the Mexican Plastic Arts”, and “Pictures”. This exhibition did not only portray Mexican artworks, but also included a magnificent piece of art from a well-known Panamanian artist, Alfredo Sinclair. Before we get to know what artwork I considered was the symbol of this exhibition, we need to be clear of what was the premise of this art exhibition.
As if that were not enough, occasionally different markets for Mexican products, whether food, crafts or toys are mounted. One advantage is that just below the massive iron monument there is a large parking lot, so there is no need to walk far; besides that, just a few steps away is the Garden of Art. The wall, tower, and sculptures are based on a quarry site; place, typically a large deep pit, from which stone or other materials are or have been extracted. It is formed by three sculptures; a man with Indian features in a position to write, a woman also with Indian features, with an ear of corn, which is the symbol of fertility and the largest figure is of a woman, a mother with a child in her arms with a long dress and shawl. It has a plaque with the inscription: “A la que nos amó antes de conocernos” which means; to her who loved us before we met, with opening date of May 10, 1949; this plate was added a second reading “Porque su maternidad fue voluntaria” meaning; For her motherhood was voluntary. Artists have materialized in stone, bronze, steel and other components. The sculptural-architectural theme has had different interpretations by Mexican artists in different cities. Both the monument and the square were restored in 2012 by the government of the Federal District, with restoration work, cleaning and
El nombre oficial de México es Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Es un país en Norteamérica, y tiene 120 millones habitantes. Tiene fronteras con Los Estados Unidos de América, Belice, Guatemala, el Pacífico y el Mar Caribe. La capital de México es la Ciudad de México. El centro de la Ciudad de México, o México DF (utt. Mekjikå de effe), tiene menos que 9 millones habitantes, pero el todo de la México DF tiene más de 21 millones habitantes. Algunas de las ciudades más grandes son Ciudad de México, Ecatepec, Guadalajara y Tijuana.